American Revolutionary War Patriots Marker
Anthem Veterans Memorial
America 250 Project
 

Marker:  
American Revolutionary War Patriots Marker
America 250 Project

Location: 
Anthem Veterans Memorial
Anthem Community Park
41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway
Anthem, Maricopa County, Arizona
33.85954, -112.13512

Directions:             
Take I-17 north from Phoenix. Take exit 229, Anthem Way. The Anthem Veterans Memorial is located in Anthem Community Park via the Gavilan Peak Parkway entrance. 

Historical Significance:
The Anthem Veterans Memorial is a monument dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of our country’s armed forced. It is a place of honor and reflection for veterans and their families and friends as well as a place to show respect to those service men and women who have and continue to courageously service our country.

The five pillars represent the unity of the five branches of the United States military serving steadfastly together. Staggered in size, and with their appropriate military seal placements on each pillar, the pillars are arranged in the Department of Defense order of precedence. At precisely 11:11 a.m. each Veterans Day, November 11, the sun’s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a solar spotlight on the glass mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States.

The Revolutionary War Patriots marker reads, “This marker commemorates the men and women who achieved American Independence. These Patriots, believing in the noble cause of liberty, fought valiantly to found a new nation.” The marker installation marks a local celebration in anticipation of the America 250 Project of DAR, part of the nationwide commemoration of America’s 250th anniversary in 2026 led by the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission.

Marker Date:
2023


Dedicated:           
November 11, 2023

Sponsor: 
Ocotillo Chapter, NSDAR

A snapshot of the marker with five pillars and the flagpole of the memorial plaza in the background.
Marker in place, Anthem Veterans Memorial, Anthem Community Park, 2023.
A snapshot of Sarah Ziker speaking at a podium.
Marker dedication, State Vice-Regent Sarah Ziker, November 11, 2023.
A snapshot of the America 250 marker set on a gravel bed. Marker text is in the body of this page.
America 250 Revolutionary War Patriots marker, 2023.
A snapshot of the marker in the foreground and about fifteen adults gathered in the mid-ground. Three of the pillars are visible in the background.
Marker dedication, Anthem Veterans memorial, November 11, 2023.

  

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